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“Gem in Yangshuo” 5 of 5 stars
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Village Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   No.26 Li Village, Gaotian Town, Yangshuo County 541907, China   |  
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Ranked #6 of 222 Yangshuo County B&B and Inns
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“Gem in Yangshuo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2008

I wanted to take a minute to recommend the Yangshuo Village Inn. We traveled there in October, right after they opened. The rooms and grounds are impecably decorated and planned. We had a 2 bedroom suite with one bathroom. the only issue is that there isn't good "storage room" in the bathroom but that wasn't a huge deal.

the rooftop restaurant, La Luna, is great. Delicious Italian food and they grow most of their own vegetables. It might sound weird to have Italian food in China, but trust me, you will want something other than stir fry, soup, and dumplings! Their salads were amazing as we were starved for greens. The roof also has an amazing view of the surrounding Karsts.

Lastly, I would definitely recommend staying outside of town. Its loud, hectic pace is fun to visit but it's nice to have some peace and quiet in the country when you are ready to go to sleep. They were also great about booking activities for us, from cooking school to taxis to Li River cruise. (But don't do the big boat if you do a river cruise -- just take a bamboo raft. They are much, much better).

Enjoy Yangshuo -- it s a gem!

  • Liked — Location, rooftop restaurant -- great food and views
  • Disliked — Service at the restaurant was very, very slow (even for China)
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2008

It was our first visit to Yangshuo and its surroundings and we simply LOVED staying at Yangshuo Inn! From the moment we checked-in, we received very attentive, yet unobtrusive treatment from the staff. Luna and Eric were very friendly, knowledgeable and eager to help, they organised all our trips and transports to town (15 minutes by car) with a smile on their faces. Our family suite was really exquisite - spotlessly clean, super comfortable beds (a great bonus in China), with all the amenities one would expect from a place of this caliber. We loved the shower design and appreciated the owner's eco-awareness and attention to details. We happened to be there when it wasn't full, so it really felt like staying at a friend's mansion. That's the atmosphere - quiet and relaxing and my suspicion is that it always has that feeling, even when full. The food served on the rooftop restaurant Luna (Italian) was very tasty, although not so much variety, but I'm sure they will work on the menu in the future.
A GREAT EXPERiENCE overall, my 2 daughetrs cannot forget their lovely friend Luna, so we'll for sure be back in spring.
I highly recommend this place!!!

Stayed November 2008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2008

We tried to book into the Mountain Retreat Hotel but it was full for the dates we required. They recommended their brand new sister hotel the Yangshou Village Inn which opened on October 1st. We weren't sure what to expect but on arrival were so pleasantly surprised. The welcome we received was so warm and friendly (We were 4 adults and 5 children),our rooms spotlessly clean,charming and stylish. The Inn is around a 10 minute drive from Yangshou but Luna and Eric were so efficient at organising trips and transport for us it was never an isssue. Moon Village itself is a lovely place to stay,and the views are astounding. Eric organised all our trips,we did the Li River Cruise,which was amazing,cookery class so much fun,cormorant fishing,cycling,the light show etc..We had a really great time.
My only criticism would be that at the end of our stay the weather turned really chilly and although the rooms were warm,the rest of the hotel was decidedly cold,and breakfast served upstairs on the rooftop was cold when it got to us.
We would highly recommend this hotel...and the surrounding areas.

  • Liked — Friendliness
  • Disliked — chilly outside areas
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: No.26 Li Village, Gaotian Town, Yangshuo County 541907, China
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Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #6 of 222 B&Bs / Inns in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Village Inn 3*
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Located in beautiful Moon Hill Village, just steps to caves and scenic areas, the Yangshuo Village Inn is in its 6th year as Yangshuo's first and premier boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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